UCEA Post-Doctoral Research Associate


Educational Administration Department Michigan State University

The University Council for Educational Administration (www.ucea.org), in partnership with the Educational Administration Department at the Michigan State University College of Education, seeks applicants for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join the UCEA Headquarters leadership team. The Post-Doctoral Research Associate supports UCEA and Headquarters in a variety of ways, including research design and implementation, organizational development, graduate student programming, and special events management. The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr. Mónica Byrne-Jiménez, UCEA Executive Director, to advance the goals of UCEA and refine their own research agenda. This is a 2-year appointment with possible renewal for a 3rd year, depending upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. The Post-Doctoral Research Associate is expected to begin by August 1, 2023.

The following qualifications are required:

  • A doctoral degree in Educational Leadership or related field by June 1, 2023
  • Evidence of a research agenda focused on educational leadership, leadership development, and/or adult learning
  • Data organization and analysis skills
  • Experience with qualitative or quantitative analysis software (e.g., Qualtrics, NVivo, Dedoose, SPSS, STATA, Mplus, or R)
  • Strong qualitative or quantitative research skills (e.g., program evaluation, critical methodologies, survey design)
  • Ability to lead teams comprised of students and faculty
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word) and other internet-based tools

The qualifications below are preferred:

  • Experience with, and commitment to leadership for/with diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Knowledge of K12/higher education leadership, principal preparation program development/evaluation, or educational policy
  • Evidence of strong research management and coordination experience

To apply, visit the MSU website to see Posting Number 829486. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references as well as an academic writing sample. Application review will begin March 30, 2023 and continue until filled. You can also find information about the position on the UCEA Opportunities page here. For questions on this position or the application process please contact ucea@msu.edu.

The College of Education and Michigan State University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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